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Mrs Ayscoghe Boucherett REVIVALHERITAGE 1794 Thomas Lawrence

Portrait of Mrs Ayscoghe Boucherett with her two Eldest children Emilia and Ayscoghe, and her half-sister Juliana Angerstein in a garden. Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) sketched and painted the Boucherett family regularly between 1793 and 1805 and would have been only 25 years old when this pastel picture was completed. Their country seat, Willingham House, Lincolnshire had a classical pillared portico as is used in this image although this is just as likely to be a ‘studio effect’ added to reflect the taste and fashion of the times. The picture passed from the Boucherett family to William Angerstein (b.1811 - d.1897) of Weeting Hall, Norfolk which suffered exactly the same fate as Willingham House, but being demolished earlier in 1954 following years of war requisition and hospital useage.

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Taken on October 23, 2012